It is not every time that Kenya hosts a literary award winner. It is the honor of the young Sikhs organization known as iSikh to host Surjit Patar on 15th July at the Oshwal Centre Auditorium. Dr Patar is the recipient of the Padma Shri Award in the field of Literature and Education, which is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India. He was also awarded the Saraswati Samman (India’s highest literary award) by K.K. Birla foundation for his work “Lafzon Di Dargah”. He is also close to home, Kenya because his brother Upkar Singh is known for his greater contribution to the Sikh community through his singing and music talent and a former presenter of East FM. Upkar has been singing hymns and also ventured into Ghazal music, while retaining his humble touch to poetry influenced by his brother. You can call it a reunion of brothers somewhat but they will be accompanied by the famous flute player Kirit Pattni and the excellent percussionist Pritam Singh playing the tabla.
Star Asian Scene 10th July- An Evening with Surjit Patar